Wednesday, March 17, 2010
To Kindle or Not to Kindle...
For months now, I have been debating whether or not it would be beneficial for me to purchase one of these fancy Electronic Book Reader devices.
It's not often that I ask anything of you lovely readers, so offer me a little help here!
I am someone that you would call the 'late-early' buyer. I am rarely the person living on the edge, waiting in a 7 hour line for the release of a new product!
I still like to get in pretty early, but I sort of wait safely until a new version comes out that has fixed all the bugs of the first version.
However, I did buy my Motorola Droid phone within the month of its release. That was a first for me, but I LOVE this darn phone!
These Kindles (and similar devices) sure do look neat, but it is hardly a necessity for me.
As someone who reads a lot more these days than I used to, I feel like it would be great to have one. In other ways, I feel like it would just be another costly item that I can add to my collection of gadgets that I carry around with me on a daily basis!
There was a woman sitting next to me on the train yesterday who was reading from hers. It seemed like she had to keep clicking buttons and adjusting her case/cover.
Is it really that much of a hassle?
I guess I'd have to play around with one.
They would definitely be good for traveling, right? Instead of lugging around a book or two, this would be a great way to carry novels. Except, that I don't really travel THAT often. Hmmm...
Can any of you help? Do they run on batteries? Could you potentially be in a situation where you are somewhere and the battery runs out?
Or, do you have to charge it like an ipod or cell phone?
I hope not because my house is running out of available outlets! Eeeesh
I hear that the books don't cost too much, with many of them being under $10. There are also free books you can buy? Hmm....now my interest is really peaked.
I can't imagine curling up in a blanket on a rainy day with a cup of coffee and a e-reader. It just doesn't have the same visual for me as curling up with a book in my hands.
So, I guess I am PLEADING for your advice! Do any of you own one? If so, do you recommend?
If you don't own one, do you want it? If you do not, then why?
I will wait patiently for your responses while I chow down on this delicious bag of M&M's. Thank you. :)